राष्ट्रीय सहकारी विकास निगम
NATIONAL COOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Regional Directorate, KOLKATA
National Cooperative Development Corporation
1. State under jurisdiction: West Bengal, Sikkim and A & N Islands.
2. Major Activities funded in the State
West Bengal: Fishery, Cold Storage, Godown, Spinning Mills, Margin Money Assistance, Working Capital to Cooperative Bank and ICDP
A & N Islands: Transport Vehicle, Storage, Consumer and Marketing
3. Cumulative releases to the States/UTs
States/UTs Release as on 31/03/2009 (Rs. in crore)
West Bengal 934.66
UTs of A&N Islands 22.93
Total release (operation jurisdiction) 959.84
Percentage to All-India total release 4.33%
West Bengal holds 97.38% as share of total release to the States/UTs under operational jurisdiction of R.O., NCDC, Kolkata.
4. Activity-wise cumulative release in West Bengal positioning as on 31/03/2009
5. Thrust Area
Considering the potential of activities that may be covered under cooperative sector in West Bengal, Sikkim and A&N Islands be foreseen perspective plan in potential area for ensuing years may as under :
· Fisheries (Processing/Pisciculture/Ornamental Fish/Feed etc.)
· Integrated Cooperative Development Project (ICDP)
· Marketing & Inputs
· Cold Storage & Storage
· Industrial & Service Cooperatives
· Women Cooperative
· Computerization of Cooperatives
· Consumer Cooperatives
· Horticulture (Integrated Post Harvest Management Centre for Fruits & Vegetables)
· Tribal Scheme
· Working Capital to Cooperative Bank / Federation
6. NCDC Cooperative Excellence Awards in the region
· Mudialy Fishermen’s Cooperative Society Ltd., Q-167/1, Santoshpur Road, Kolkata (2004)
· Sahebganj No.1 Anchalik Samabayay Krishi Unnayan Samity Ltd., Sanchalida, District – Burdwan (2004)
· Perka Panam Hinengo Ltd., at Perka Village, Carnicobar, A&N Islands (2004)
· The Chanak Union Cooperative Agriculture Credit Society Ltd., Sarulia, District Burdwan (2006)
· The Kesari Labour Contract Cooperative Society Ltd., Mayabandar, A&N Islands (2006)
· The Central Pandam Multipurpose Cooperative Society Ltd., Duga, Sikkim (2006)
· The Jhaugeria Purba Mukundapur SKUS Ltd., Purba Mukundapur, District Purba Midnapore, (2008)
· Malabar Cooperative Coconut Farming Society Ltd., Ograbraj, A&N Islands (2008)
· Mangan Multipurpose Cooperative Society Ltd., Sikkim (2008)
7. Story of a successful cooperative in West Bengal
Name of the Society : Mudialy Fishermen’s Cooperative Society Ltd, Q-167/1, Santoshpur Road, Kolkata – 700 024
Activity of the Society :
· Pisciculture in leased-in and self acquired water bodies
· Credit facilities and consumer activities for members
· Supporting allied activities like floriculture, vegetable and plantation of trees
Incidental welfare activities of the members
Background of the Society :
The society is located in the South Western fringe of Kolkata and about 10 km. away from the heart of the city. In 1950, 250 hectares of water area popularly known as Port Commissioner’s Jheel was used by Kolkata Port Commissioners for dumping garbage. Modest effort at pisciculture in isolated pockets was initiated by an individual in 1956 obtaining license from the then Kolkata Port Commissioners. Ultimately in November, 1961, fishermen’s cooperative society named “Mudialy Fishermen’s Cooperative Society Ltd. was registered and it got the water area on license from the Kolkata Port Commissioner who retained the right to take back any portion of the water area for filling or developing or any other purpose. At later stage i.e. 1989 onwards, the Kolkata Pout Trust has gradually reduced the area of water body from 250 hectors to 70 hectors.
Area of Excellence:
Development work taken by the Cooperative Society – In 1985, the society reclaimed with the permission of Kolkata Port Trust the entire derelict water area and brought it under culture-able condition by making huge investment with financial assistance from Fishermen Development Agency under World Bank Aided Inland Fisheries Project.
Nature Park – The Cooperative Society has built up a Nature Park comprising the greenery, the water body, enclosures for deer, rabbit, peacocks, etc. The area attracts varieties of migratory and residential birds. The area has become a “Nature Park” in a true sense of the terms. Such a piece of water body and greenery so near to congested city of Kolkata has immense value in protection of the environment.
Forestry – Apart from development of Fishery Cooperative Society planted above one-lakh saplings. It is an established fact that plant one hector landed area takes yearly 3.6 tonnes CO2 from the air and leaves 2.5 tonnes O2 in the air. On the other hands, one hector water area full of phytoplankton takes maximum 36 tonnes CO2 from the air and leaves 25 tonnes O2 in the air which is nearly about 10 times than that plant of equal area.
Awards - For its outstanding performances in the field of pisciculture, the Cooperative Society won National Productivity Award given by National Productivity Council in 1985-86 and 1987-88. A documentary film on the conservation of environment by the society, viz, “Mudialy Alternative” also won the best award for “Environment Conservation / Preservation” in National Film Festival – 1992. For the best social forestry activities by the society, it also award for Cooperative Excellency for the year 2004 and National Productivity Award 2003-04 from National Productivity Council.